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Norfolk middle-school student charged after bringing firearm to school

Chris Graham
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A student at Blair Middle School in Norfolk has been charged for bringing a firearm to school on Thursday.

According to Norfolk Police, around 2:20 p.m. school staff detained a student after it was reported that the student had a firearm. The student was searched, and a handgun was found in his waistband.

As a result, a 12-year-old male, whose name has not been released, has been charged with possession of a firearm by juvenile and possession of a firearm on school property.

The juvenile is currently being held in the Norfolk Detention Center.

No injuries were reported during this incident.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].